sleep issues

Melissa - posted on 07/01/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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my son is nearly 2 and is still crying himself to sleep at night, waking up once or twice crying and waking up at 5 in the morning. help! my husband is wondering if there are any psychological consequences - like insomnia - to all this crying.

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Cindy-lee - posted on 07/04/2009

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my boy is 18mths now and screams at bedtime and as soon as he wakes up, also though the night eyes closed dummy in his mouth but will cry for 3hrs, we tried the cry it out and he screamed so much he could breath properly, i let him go for a little bit then ill go nurse him and he goes right to sleep then. i guess they will eventually grow outta it but till then we gotta deal with it

Jennifer - posted on 07/03/2009

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My daughter is 14 months and still wakes up frequently and depends on us to be there every time she wakes up. We tried the cry it out method for 2 nights and we had to stop because it made her physically sick - she cried for 6 hours strait the first night until she had diarrhea and vomiting and collapsed on her face and I was worried about suffocation. The same thing began the second night and I couldn't torture my child again. We now co--sleep with her so we don't have to get up every 2 hours to calm her down. Our plan is to slowly wean her away from us in a much more gentle way. The cry it out method doesn't work for every child.

Lynlee - posted on 07/02/2009

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Could he still be teething? The last molars tend to come at this time and can be the worst. Our son used to cry when we put him to bed but we figured out he wanted to say good night to the parent who didnt put him to bed. It's a bit hard to say what's causing it. He seems to be waking quite early too though it would depend on what time he goes to bed. Our son cries when he wakes in the morning - it's not a 'real' cry just to let us know he is awake and wants to get up.

Debbie Thompson- - posted on 07/01/2009

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We did the "cry it out" method and now our 16 month old sleeps great. We put her to bed awake and she usually sits right up when we lay her down, but we walk out of the room and close the door. She usually plays with a teddy bear or looks through a book and then falls asleep. We don't usually hear from her until about 6:30 in the morning! It isn't fun to listen to them cry, but they figure it out after three or four nights. Good luck!

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